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"We will not rest until attackers are found"

Created on 23/10/2017 @ 12:55
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The family of a young man brutally attacked in Newtown two weeks ago have renewed their plea for those with information about the incident to contact the police.

Danny Foulkes, 19, was left unconscious after being attacked while walking between the McDonalds restaurant and the town centre in the early hours of Saturday, 7 October.

He sustained serious facial injuries in the attack after he had been celebrating at the Powys Business Awards held in the town hours earlier and where he was a finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category and his employer won a main business award.

But despite police arresting several people in connection with his and two other attacks on that weekend, nobody has been charged.

An off duty firefighter was also attacked by a gang of youths while attempting to help a local taxi driver who was being targeted.

He sustained a broken leg when the youth forced him to the ground.

Danny's mum, Jacci and father, Duncan, have both said people know who are behind the attacks and should either contact them or the police direct with information.

"It is very frustrating that exactly two weeks after Danny's attack the police are no nearer to finding the people responsible than they were then," said Jacci.

"I am appealing to anyone who has information to contact me directly, there are people out there who I know can help. These attackers need to be found and dealt with asap."

Duncan added: "I can't believe that someone in Newtown does not know who carried out this unprovoked attack. Just imagine if it were your son.

"I'm certain you would want justice also. Danny was fortunate that he was not more seriously injured. The attacker/s left him unconscious and anything could have happened to him. We will not let this rest."

Since the attack and other incident sin the town, Dyfed Powys Polie and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn has said Newtown will get high definition CCTV cameras as part of an investment through the force area.

A campaign has also been mounted, including a petition, for the police to be given more resources in Newtown to tackle the rise in crime.

Last week, police undertook a high visibility campaign targeting criminals, anti-social behaviour and drug users and dealers.

But campaigners say more resources are needed for the police, including more police visibility.

Anyone with information about the attacks can contact Newtown Police by telephoning 101.

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